Antioch Police Investigate 2 Shootings That Occurred Hours Apart

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Antioch police are investigating two separate shootings that happened less than two hours apart Wednesday afternoon.

The first shooting was reported just after 2 p.m. in the CVS Pharmacy inside the Target store at 5769 Lone Tree Way, where police had been alerted to an armed robbery .

“I see the pharmacist with their hands in the air and I started to say the pharmacy is getting robbed and I got louder and louder and finally everybody heard me and after that you heard gun shots. It all happened within five seconds that quick," said a witness that did not want to be identified.

Officers located and detained two men attempting to flee, while other officers located a man in the store with a single gunshot wound.

"People were going ballistic left and right running into each other all kinds of stuff," witness Mike Hunter.

Ramon Meza-Morales and Raul Garcia, both from Antioch, were arrested and booked into the county jail in Martinez for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The second shooting was reported about 3:48 p.m. in the 300 block of West 20th Street, where a 40-year-old Antioch woman had been shot and two suspects had fled the scene.

The woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers searched unsuccessfully for the shooters, who remain at large.

No motive has yet been determined for the shooting.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call Antioch police at (925) 778-2441.

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